- The definition of an examination is a detailed investigation, the act of conducting the detailed investigation or is a formal test of your knowledge or skills in a given area.
- An example of an examination is when scientists and other experts examine a crash site and crash data to determine why and how the accident occurred.
- An example of an examination is when you take a science test to see how well you understand science.
examination definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- an examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
- means or method of examining
- a set of questions asked in testing or interrogating; test
Origin: Middle English examinacioun ; from Old French examination ; from Classical Latin examinatio: see examine
examination definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of examining or the state of being examined.
- A set of questions or exercises testing knowledge or skill.
- A formal interrogation: examination of the witness.
- ex·amˌi·naˈtion·al adjective
examination - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application.cross examination
The questioning of a witness by a lawyer or other party other than the one who called that person, with respect to matters about which the witness has testified during direct examination.direct examination
A witness’s initial questioning by the lawyer who called that person, in order to introduce matters of fact in a case. Leading questions should be avoided by the attorney conducting direct examination.redirect examination
Questioning of a witness by the party who called that witness, following cross examination, to attempt to clarify or rebut any damaging testimony that might have come out during cross examination. Normally, redirect, as it is also known, is limited to the scope of the subject matter examined in cross examination, although the judge may make an exception.
examination - Medical Definition
An investigation or inspection for the purpose of diagnosis.